The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) is a firm supporter of intellectual property rights, and for good reason – the video and pay TV industry in Asia loses more than a billion US dollars annually to unauthorised connections of various types to our member companies’ networks.
AVIA monitors developments in the region and maintains a twin dialogue with governments and with industry. We believe that anti-piracy efforts depend crucially on three elements:
- Technology: to provide strong safeguards against unauthorised access.
- Law: to provide updated, meaningful penalties to deter infringement of copyright and of broadcasting control laws.
- Enforcement: to ensure that laws are carried out and that a vicious circle of piracy does not undermine the industry’s contribution to Asian development.
Coalition Against Piracy
The Coalition Against Piracy (CAP), launched in October 2017, adds full-time anti-piracy enforcement activities to the policy, information and IP advocacy activities that AVIA predecessor, CASBAA, had successfully been undertaking for many years.
Singapore Anti-Piracy Efforts
We are all familiar with what an illicit streaming device (ISD) is. These devices are preloaded, pre-installed or configured with software (applications) that enables consumers to stream audio-visual content from illegal content servers.
The Singapore government will be taking affirmative actions to “pro-actively stamp out” the sale of ISDs.
Visit our Anti-piracy Download Centre to view the information we have available for download.